Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday - Mary Fowlie and Clarence Hull

Tombstone of Clarence and Mary Hull

This is the tombstone of Mary (Fowlie) and Clarence Hull located at Callender Cemetery, Callender, Webster County, Iowa. Mary Anne Fowlie was my great grand aunt and was the sister of my great grandfather, Frank Brown Fowlie.

Mary was born prior to the move from Benton County to Calhoun County. According to the notes, she was born April 27, 1884 in Garrison, Benton County, Iowa. The family moved to Calhoun County between July 1886 and March 1887. She was the 7th child of 13.

Mary was married to Clarence Edward Hull on May 23, 1908 in Des Moines, Iowa. They were still living in Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa at the time of the 1910 census. They never had any children of their own, but in 1920 their 14 year old niece Pearl Bishop was living with them in Lake Creek, Calhoun, Iowa. Pearl was the daughter of Mary's sister Sylvia, who died in 1916.

By 1930, Mary and Clarence Hull were living near Callender, Webster County, Iowa. Clarence died in 1944 and Mary remained in Callender until at least 1949. She was living in Gowrie, Webster County, Iowa by 1967. She died at the Gowrie Care Center April 17, 1974.

I took this photo at the Callender Cemetery, which is quite large. By chance I started the search on the west side of the cemetery and parked the car within 100 feet of the tombstone, which I located in less than 15 minutes. I marked the location with GPS and you can see it on the map, by the green arrow, after the jump, so click read more for that.

The tombstone is transcribed as follows:
Clarence E.
1883 - 1944

Mary A.
1884 - 1974

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